You watch your favorite show on T.V. and the “Electricity God” decides to have fun. The first thing that comes to your mind is, “Oh, Not Again!!” You cuss, you swear and say out all the “four-letter words” on your dictionary. You realize that your phone battery is also drained and it slowly dawns on you that you ought to do something. So what do you do?
a. Get out!
Play with your kid, your dog or by yourself. Take a walk. Breathe fresh air. Smell the flowers. Oh, is it night? Look at the stars, the full moon, crescent moon or anything like that! Figure out the constellations and yell “Eureka”. Feel proud when your husband can’t figure out the ‘Great Bear’ or the ‘Orion’. See the trees in your courtyard. Listen to the chirping crickets.
Read that book you’ve been long wanting to and finish it. I did that- finished ‘Ramyana-the Game of Life‘ in three hours. Or read the newspaper other than Page 3. Get to know what’s happening in the world.
A letter? What’s more beautiful than a hand-written letter? When was the last time you wrote one to your Mom? Surprise her. Let her know how much she is appreciated. Or note down ideas for your next post, like this one. Improve your hand-writing.
I know you love to be messy. But it’s time to surprise your hubby who likes things to be organized. First things, first! Clean the mirror. Do dusting. Wash dishes. Do Laundry.
De-clutter your wardrobe. your shoe-rack, your spice-rack. Wipe/Dust the expensive,’ never-used-before’ crockery.
Plan for the week ahead. You can’t iron your clothes. But decide on what to wear for the week ahead- your office-wear/party-wear/or your comfortable pajamas. Plan a trip. Do Menu planning. Prepare a shopping list. I’ve found an interesting article on MindBrew with some beautiful template suggestions. Look mine below.
Who doesn’t want a make-over of their home? or their favorite room? Design a “Me-corner”. Read how I made a house into a home here.
g. Candle-light dinner
Take out that fancy candle you were gifted and have never used. Assuming the power had gone out after you prepared the meal (if not order a pizza), do a candle-light dinner. Decorate the dining room with candles, small hearts and surprise your loved one.
Do some quilling. That’s how I made my Lil’ chicks. Or origami. Craft. Sew. Knit. Or your bed!
i. Dress Up!
Yeah, if you are still bored, then put your make up on. Dress like a fairy. Take a selfie.
j. Sleep, Eat and Drink merry.
Take a nap. Snore. Eat the ice-cream. Drink coffee. Be merry.
Oh boy, before the power goes out again, let me post this. How about you? What do you do when there is no electricity?